The flowers of spring meadow saffron (Colchicum bulbocodium) are pink to rose colored and spring forth from the bare soil in very early spring. As they elongate, they relax and lie almost flush with the soil. This relative of autumn crocus (Colchicum) contains chemicals in the sap that deter browsing by deer and rabbits. Plant spring meadow saffron in a sunny location and in average soil that doesn't dry out. Each corm (not a true bulb) can produce up to three flowers.
March - April, May - June
Bedding or Border, Specimen Plant, Groundcover
Attracts Butterflies, Resistant To Deer